Corrina’s Cabernet Shiraz Blend

Premium Wines  |  2006 Corrina's Cabernet Shiraz Blend

Lonely Grape, Aug 2009

This wine is a vineyard blend – in other words Corrina has enough confidence in the vineyard blocks that the grapes are picked, crushed and fermented together.  By doing this the extraction from the 2 varieties are different that if the wines were fermented separately.  It is also great to see another example of the blend seen alot back in the 80′s.  There is the black fruits of the Cabernet coming through on the nose.  When the wine hits the mouth there is a lingering composite of blackberries, chocolate, tannins and oak characters.  If this wine style has been out of favour then this wine should be seen as a beacon to say otherwise.  The wine is drinking well now but it has a few more years ahead of it.  I can think of nothing better than to drink this with BBQ’d meats.

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Closure

Stelvin

Grape Variety

51% Shiraz, 49% Cabernet Sauvignon

Growing Region

McLaren Vale - Estate Grown

Colour

Deep dark maroon.

Aroma

Tarry rich Cabernet dominates the nose, with a chocolate background from the Shiraz. Intense.

Palate

Dark fruit characters dominate the palate. Huge weighty mid-palate gives an explosion of flavour, followed by rich fine grained tannins. A quite savoury finish.

Cellaring Potential

Drink now to 10 years

Maturation

1/3 new American and French oak, 2/3 old American and French oak for 22 months

Alcohol%/Vol

15%

Winemaker

Corrina Wright- 6th generation family member

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